Rash under my belly

cindyclark1509
By cindyclark1509 Latest Reply 2016-10-26 13:19:51 -0500
Started 2011-08-23 08:30:32 -0500

Hi I'm new to this website. I was trying to find information about a skin condition called intertrigo, it's basically a yeast infection under my sagging belly : (…but I couldn't find anything on this website about it. Has anyone had this skin problem before? It's very iritating and itchy and I'm not sure how to get rid of it.

Thanks for your help.
Cindy


92 replies

tazzydeb
tazzydeb 2016-10-26 13:19:51 -0500 Report

oh yeah UPDATE: oh yeah sorry 2 things i forgot to mention, it's an item you order from pharmacy as non prescription and you'll want to get some thin gloves to apply or else you'll end up with pink cream under your nails and on hand, LOL…It's also really good as a precautionary item, especially for bedridden people!

tazzydeb
tazzydeb 2016-10-26 12:52:50 -0500 Report

So glad I found this site!! I am also diabetic and after reading a lot of the posts, thought I'd mention what works for me. I get these rashes, (doc says it's fungal) between my thighs, under my boobs and under my "pooch" (which is my underbelly, LOL) quite often in the summer and I've tried EVERYTHING a lot of you have mentioned and then some!! Something I noticed no one said is an ointment my aunt told me about, she's diabetic too, is "Calmoseptine". I buy it here in Fayetteville, N.C. at the local Target and it's about 5-6 dollars a 4oz tube. So i generally buy about 10 tubes at a time, that way I always have some on hand, especially when I sweat a lot or they decide to discontinue it because it works! (Like the drug companies did with Orudis Kt, best pain reliver in the world in my families opinion!) Anyway, Try it yourself ,and oh yeah, cornstarch is better than powder my doc said. Hope this helps someone. thanks everybody for the extra info, have a good one, Deb

pumpkin37
pumpkin37 2016-09-22 01:50:13 -0500 Report

I am so glad I found this…I am gonna try the diaper rash cream first to see if it helps…I have tried antifungal and the gold bond powder…it made it go away for a few days and then it was back. I am hurting so bad…I have literally cried myself to sleep. I have been dealing with this problem for about a month now. I had it once under my breasts. I used some kind of powder the pharmacist suggested but it still took a long time to get rid of ..but it was no where near as painful as this under my belly.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2016-09-22 14:01:47 -0500 Report

You're going to have to use it for more than a few days to get rid of it. Ask your Dr for the nystop powder. As soon as I feel a little rawness in the crease of my legs, I make sure to powder up. Another trick I use is to put the zinc ointment on first and then powder over it. Generally works right away. How are you doing with the diabetes. If not well controlled, this could happen again as diabetes promotes the candida fungus( because of the higher blood sugar )

suecsdy
suecsdy 2015-08-01 21:25:52 -0500 Report

Yes, I have had this several times before being dxd with diabetes. Talk to your Dr. I now have a standing prescription for Nystatin powder which I use almost daily. I was too embarrased the first few times it happened to go to a Dr. and it took many miserable weeks to clear up on my own. Until you can see your Dr, get some Lotrimin or other fungus fighting ointment or powder to help with the itch and irritation and try to keep it as dry as possible. Hope I have helped some.

DoeMoe
DoeMoe 2015-08-01 14:19:15 -0500 Report

Hello everyone. I am so loving all the information, suggestions and ideas posted here. I was just going to read it and carry on but, I wanted to reply, to do that I had to sign up. At first I said no that's alright. Then it happen I fell in love with Jim Edwards lol, he made me smile as I was feeling itchy and uncomfortable with a little stinging pain under my belly fat its summer hot & I am in California the waterless state lol but I wash & shower anyway lol. Then when I signed up I noticed it was a diabetic sight. God is good He led me here to find more info seeing that I am pre-diabetic. I Thank Him for the sight and the pleasure of being able to communicate with beautiful people as yourselves Thank you.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-08-01 16:34:13 -0500 Report

Howdy DoeMoe
WELCOME to DC!
Thank you Doe for your kind words.
Yes Jim is a treasure due to his humorous take on things.

Blessings to you
James

pattypie
pattypie 2014-03-24 03:54:05 -0500 Report

Hi i have to same problem under my stomach it get very red if iscrub it splits the skin i am having terrible time trying ti heal it

lmkilday
lmkilday 2011-09-08 12:18:13 -0500 Report

When I had a yeast infection on my skin, my doctor gave me a prescription for an anti-fungal cream. If you can't get to your doctor soon, try an OTC treatment for athlete's foot. The prescription anti-fungal cream is a stronger version of the OTC treatment for athlete's foot.

cindyclark1509
cindyclark1509 2011-09-08 09:52:29 -0500 Report

Dear Auntie234 and AuntieBear,

I do not appreciate you publicly accusing me of faking a problem to market a product. I have already graciously responded to you privately Auntie234 but I guess you have nothing better to do than to try and stir up a problem by calling me a fake and trying to embarass me on this forum. I am not trying to sell anything, all I have done is recently discovered something very simple through my research on how best to prevent intertrigo. I don't see anything wrong with asking a few friends to give me their honest feedback about something I have created that may help a lot of adults and children who suffer from intertrigo.

So, if I have offended anyone here by asking for your opinion, I apologize.

But if you are not offended and would like to receive a free pair of underwear in exchange for your opinion, I'd love to share with you what I have created.

Thank you.
Cindy

Anonymous
Anonymous 2015-05-10 18:10:08 -0500 Report

Cindy, could you direct me to your website and info on the product you created re: intertrigo? Thank you kindly. Ann

AuntieBear
AuntieBear 2011-09-11 02:29:08 -0500 Report

How did you expect me to respond? This site is a community that is built on TRUST and RESPECT. Every member of this community deserves to be treated with HONESTY. For you to take our posts and use them for market research without letting us know before you did it, was predatory, dishonest, lacking of integrity and just plain wrong. It is also underestimating the members of this community. We are here to help each other and for as long as I have been on this site, nobody has refused to help anyone. Why couldn't you just tell us from the get go what you were trying to accomplish? Had I known from the beginning you were trying to get research to develop a product that could help millions of diabetics world-wide I would have loved to help you. You however, did not tell us from the beginning and because of that I am skeptical of your motives. This is just the way that I see the situation and I refuse to apologize for stating and standing up for my opinion.

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-09-08 13:11:49 -0500 Report

You didn't respond to me graciously in private. If you had done so, I would have shared it here.

Are saying here that you developed and produced a product between the date of your post and the date of your Inbox message to me? That's roughly eight days.

Are you also saying, regardless of how thin you appear in your photo, that you do, in fact, have a "sagging belly?"

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-09-02 15:33:47 -0500 Report

I just opened my Inbox and discovered you came on here and opened this discussion as a marketing ploy. I didn't think you looked like you had a sagging belly, but since you posted the picture of you and your daughter, I gave you the benefit of the doubt. When I received your Inbox message, however, I knew you were a wolf in sheeps clothing.

Hey everyone: I wonder how many of you received this same Inbox Message?

cind­ycla­rk15­09
Yesterday at 7:18 pm

Dear Auntie234,

I recently started a discussion about belly rashes and how best to treat and prevent them. I think I have found a solution to prevent intertrigo (the belly rash) and I'd like to share it with you if are interested. The product is called Tummy Comfort Underwear.

I got the idea when i kept getting rashes under my belly. The product is not availabe in stores or on-line yet. We are currently conducting market research on these revolutionary underwear and I would love to get your opinion about this product.

We are looking for 25 individuals to participate in this study. What we are doing is giving each participant 2 free pair of underwear inexchange for your honest opinion. All you have to do is email me your underwear size and mailing address and I will mail you the underwear and a 10 question survey. Please feel free to give call me if you would rather talk to me first. I am very excited about this product and believe that it help many people.

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,
Cindy Clark
615-483-5382

Aunt­ieM2­34
Today at 1:07 pm

I don't have the problem. I only made suggestions for you. What you are doing is, IMO, in violation of the Terms of Use. I wonder, now, if you are only on here to market a product. Even if I DID have the problem, I wouldn't be interested in participating. What you are doing is underhanded.

Kerstin Lujan
Kerstin Lujan 2011-09-08 13:23:17 -0500 Report

I totally agree !!! I should've known— theres always someone out there- we must all be careful, I really appreciate your post ,

AuntieBear
AuntieBear 2011-09-08 03:15:29 -0500 Report

To claim to have a problem and ask for help just so you can get "market research" is wrong and predatory and should not be allowed. Thanks AuntieM234 for letting us know about this.

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-09-08 13:00:14 -0500 Report

She said she graciously responded to me in private; she didn't. If she had, I would have shared it.

Did you see her post, above?

lilsista39
lilsista39 2011-08-26 16:07:01 -0500 Report

Nystatin Cream 30 GM#.
My husband gets it all the time hes a very hefty man and former marine who from being home has put on a few pounds lol but dont tell him I told you ok.But I find that it works,but you do need a script for it so you have to ask your doc. for 1.Also try Balmex for diaper rash and malox…mix5ml-1tsp.of of malox to 1tsp balmex every 2 to 3 hrs trust me that wors it sounds funny but the menthol in it stops the itch and what ever else is in it clears it wright up.its good on sunburn too hope you feel better soon good luck.

RAINDANCER1950
RAINDANCER1950 2011-08-26 15:27:23 -0500 Report

HAD THIS PROBLEM FOR A GOOD MANY YEARS…BEFORE I FOUND A CURE…1 ST. BATH AND BLOW DRY THE EFFECTED AREA ON LOW HEAT WITH YOUR BLOW DRYER…ONCE DRY…ROLL ON A GOOD ANTI PERSPIRATION DEODORANT…YOUR CONDITION IS COMMON IN DIABETICS…BEFORE I TOOK MY CONDITION SERIOUSLY …I SUFFERED GREATLY …TO THE POINT I BLED…AND GOT INFECTIONS..REQUIRING A DOCTORS ATTENTION.
WHY ARE YOU HAVING THIS ? WELL…WERE DIABETICS !…AND IF WE HAVE LOOSE SKIN ,SUCH AS AFTER WEIGHT LOSS…AS I DO,AFTER OVER A 100 LB. LOSS…IT'S A PERFECT PLACE FOR YEASTS AND FUNGUS ,AND OTHER NASTY LITTLE BUGS..TO SET UP HOUSEKEEPING…AS WE DO THINGS WE SWEAT…AND IN THAT SWEAT…WE RELEASE GLUCOSE…IF OUR B/G IS ALITTLE HIGH..AS THE BODY TRIED TO RID IT SELF OF EXCESS SUGAR…THIS IS THE PERFECT FOOD FOR THESE LITTLE BUGS…AND SO , THEY MULTIPLY…THE TISSUE ,BEGINS TO BREAKDOWN…AND INFLAMATION…ITCHING…BLISTERING…AND EVEN BLEEDING RESULTS…REGULAR CLEANING…WITH WIPES W/O ADDITIVES…AND DRYING AS DESCRIBED, UNTIL THE TISSUE HEALS WILL HELP…ONCE AREA IS CLEARED..APPLY THE DEODORANT ..AS DESCRIBLED ABOVE… THEN AGAIN…USING THE DRYER…ON LOW …BLOW THE AREA UNTIL THE DEODORANT HAS DRIED…THEN …KEEP YOURSELF CLEANED ON A REGULAR BASIS ,WHERE YOUR YOUR PLAGUED WITH THIS PROBLEM…THAT WILL ALSO HELP REDUCE YOUR OCCURANCES…THEN , YOUR GOOD TO GO !!
CAUTION … ALMOST FORGOT !!!!!! NEVER , EVER USE BABY POWDER OR CORNSTARCH TO TREAT THIS TYPE OF PROBLEM…WILL MAKE IT SO MUCH WORST…GOOD LUCK !!

Doryian
Doryian 2011-08-26 11:11:01 -0500 Report

I'm not sure if this will really help… But I also get this rash. I mostly wear underwear that has no exposed elastic. When I switch to a a pair where the elastic touches my skin - I break out almost instantly. Currently I'm using a cream prescribed by my doctor - she said it's yeast. Not sure what I'll try when I run out of cream as it's pretty pricy and I guess I'll have this from time to time forever… Another thought - my friend got this under her breasts and her doctor told her it was the yeast from the beer she was drinking and was sweating out that was causing the rash…

Nana_anna
Nana_anna 2011-08-26 10:32:55 -0500 Report

Also applying baby powder under breast or stomach areas, is not a good idea. It irritate the skin more.

Nana_anna
Nana_anna 2011-08-26 10:30:09 -0500 Report

I had that once under my breast in 2007. It was so bad, I had to wear towels under my bra until I finally went to the Dr. to get some medicated cream for it. I had to work and in homehealth care work, you sweat, which doesn't help rashes. So it made it worse. Eventually I ended up in the ER when I started getting blisters which were really hard to deal with. It took about 3 months for it to heal completely and with a few days off work so I wouldn't sweat under there. It was almost like a second degree sunburn. Very hard to live with. Today I stilll have the marks from where the redness was so bad. I have not had it since then, I pray it won't come back. I do have problems using cleaning supplies, like bleach because it makes your hands peel. I have learned to wear yellow gloves when cleaning and using supplies.

AuntieBear
AuntieBear 2011-08-26 02:55:31 -0500 Report

I know alot of people with this problem. I am used to reffering to the sagging part of my belly as my "chub" but it is actually called a panniculus. I get sweaty really easy and when I sweat under my "chub" or panniculus, I get that rash. The only thing that helps me is to sponge bathe and gently pat it dry multiple times a day and then take a complete shower in the morning and one again at night. It also helps me to wear loose shorts and 100% cotton undies. If I get it under my breasts I do the same thing with the cleanign and drying of the area and I also wear a sports bra instead of a regular bra until the rash goes away.

CWMecca
CWMecca 2011-08-26 00:29:14 -0500 Report

I get a rash in the same area, as well as under my breasts. If the rash hurts I use Desitin and it clears it up fast. If it's just annoying and itchy I use the generic Gold Bond powder from Family Dollar. Just make sure the affected areas are completely dry before applying either and I would suggest applying either one at least twice a day. Good luck!

sheriden
sheriden 2011-08-26 00:08:23 -0500 Report

yes foot cream but also I have used triple antibiotic like Neosporin but the dollar store brand works just as well so I use it and it has helped faster and better for me. this is the first time I have talked about this but sounds like allot of us have this problem. Good luck I know how bad it fills. God bless.

nanaellen
nanaellen 2011-08-24 18:17:01 -0500 Report

I've read all the posts and everyone gave great info. The only thing I would like to add is #1 It could be a fungal infection or it could be a bacterial infection #2 Be careful which cream you use because some of them recommend to NOT use more than 3 days at a time as you can become immune. Honestly, I would stick to making sure the area stays DRY (very important) And Gold Bond Powder stings sensitive skin so Corn starch is best. The trick with powder is to apply with a powder puff so you don't apply too much as Jim says it will make a paste which defeats the whole purpose! I get the same thing under my breasts especially when I was working (Worked in a hot as hell kitchen!) I used to roll up a clean dish towel and put it under neath to help absorb the sweat. Maybe you could try a cloth diaper to line your underwear and help keep the area dry?? Good luck, Ellen :)

DoeMoe
DoeMoe 2015-08-01 15:02:12 -0500 Report

Good idea with the corn starch Nana. Back in the day when I was a youngster the elders lightly browned the cornstarch don't know what that did I just remember using it on new baby bottoms. Thanks for the memories lol.

100 Acre Woods
100 Acre Woods 2011-08-24 11:30:22 -0500 Report

Cindy, thank you for asking the question. I have had that on and off for years but I didn't know what it was. When I mentioned it to the Pharmasist he suggested a generic fungal creme and it works great.

100 Acre Woods
100 Acre Woods 2011-08-24 11:30:15 -0500 Report

Cindy, thank you for asking the question. I have had that on and off for years but I didn't know what it was. When I mentioned it to the Pharmasist he suggested a generic fungal creme and it works great.

cindyclark1509
cindyclark1509 2011-08-24 11:31:43 -0500 Report

Thanks for the information. Do you have to put it on everyday to keep the rash from returning?

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-08-25 13:23:02 -0500 Report

When I get my fungal infection, I apply the cream for 3 nights after my shower and hair drying my feet and again in the morning. Its arrival is puzzling as I spray my footwear with Lysol, avoid locker rooms, swimming pools or other common bare foot areas, but it returns.

100 Acre Woods
100 Acre Woods 2011-08-24 11:41:06 -0500 Report

No. I apparently don't get it as bad as other people do. I put it on a couple times a day until it is completely gone and then I don't worry about it until it comes back again. Since I only get it a couple times a year, I would be concerned that I was over using the product and would weaken it's power when I needed it again. (you know. Drs only prescribe a medication for so long because after a while it isn't as effective as it originally was).

CassandraG
CassandraG 2011-08-23 23:23:11 -0500 Report

My mother-in-law was ate up with it. She is wheelchair bound and " sponge baths " most nights. After I explained sponge bathing was not a good idea I told her to go to the doctor. My brother-in-law took her in and just like you it was a basic yeast infection. He gave her some cream that cost $80 with insurance. I spoke to a PA I know and she said all fungus is treated basically the same. An anti-fungal cream, be it a yeast infection for a woman or athletes foot, both are common yeast infections. So like re1ndeer said Lotrimin will work. Also you need to get some good bacteria into your system. Yogurt is the most common way but if you are like me I will not touch the stuff and most of the good bacteria is killed anyway. Read this article and it explains it very well http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FKA/i...
Diabetics are just the right people to loose the good bacteria, high blood sugars and stress are two factors that cause us to loose it. Ok men I know this part might be EEWWW but, I broke my self off of letting my sugar get to high because of the yeast infection that follows. I can't even look at a candy bar or a Dr. Pepper. LOL Hope this helps.

Paula Higgins
Paula Higgins 2011-08-26 00:22:52 -0500 Report

I know this sounds a bit nasty but if you take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and drink in water three times a day it adjusts your ph levels in your body which will control the yeast as long as yoour BS does not get to high. When your ph is not right it will grow yeast like wildfire, the vinegar puts it back to normal after a few days.

SweetLD
SweetLD 2011-08-26 06:16:44 -0500 Report

The more I read the more I see that apple cider vinegar and even vinegar in general are supposedly really great for lowering blood sugar. Now advice is given on diets to add a few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to your salads. Vinegar does restore your ph, is great for sunburn, helps stop leg cramps and heartburn, and improves digestion.

cindyclark1509
cindyclark1509 2011-08-24 07:18:01 -0500 Report

That's really good information and just confirms what my friend told me about my need for good bacteria. I don't completely understand how the good bacteria works but I really need to do something about this reoccuring rash. She also told me about fermented cabbbage. You can make your own or buy Bubbie at Trader Joes. Has anyone been eating fermented cabbage as a way to get good bacteria into your diet?

Cheryl*G
Cheryl*G 2011-08-23 16:05:59 -0500 Report

I have the same problem except I also get it under my breasts because they are so big (now that was embarrassing) .

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-08-25 13:19:03 -0500 Report

Yeah, it is more embarrassing if I had to say it!

DoeMoe
DoeMoe 2015-08-01 14:26:54 -0500 Report

I'm uncomfortable hot starting to sweat and it stings thank you for the smile smile on my face Jim Edwards. Thank you, your humor helped.

Jimslin
Jimslin 2011-08-24 11:29:05 -0500 Report

Same thing here! My GYN suggested using Gold Bond Powder (the generic brands work just as good). Cleared it up for me within a couple of days. When the weather is hot, I use the powder under my breasts, arms, and behind my knees. It has a tingly, cooling effect!!

lorene1212
lorene1212 2011-08-25 21:40:24 -0500 Report

I use gold bond as well mostly between my thighs. It can tend to become very sweaty there. So at nite I put it on so I feel cool. My son always complains the house is too cold and I am not cold at all… Under the blankets he goes and I go. Gold bond is great! Very soothing and cool.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-23 23:37:30 -0500 Report

The gent I cared for with that had the intertrigo also had gynecomastia. He was more "well endowed" than either of my wives. So he had it pretty bad under his "breasts" too.

No reason for enbarassment, IMHO, Cheryl.

Jay

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2011-08-23 13:50:43 -0500 Report

I have your problem. I was told to use (this will sound funny) Lotrimin Foot cream Twice a day, after bathing in the morning and before bed. It is a anti-fungal cream. The doctor originally gave me a prescription for this same anti-fungal cream called "Clotrimazole." The pharmacist told me it would be cheaper to purchase the Lotrimin cream then the prescription. This normally becomes very severe for me if my Blood sugars are out of control. I now use it as a maintenance cream to be sure it doesn't get nasty. Just make sure you wash the area good, with an anti-bacterial soap, and pat the area dry. Then using your fingers (I purchased rubber gloves) take a small amount of the cream and rub into the area till it disappears. Within about 3 days, you should be cleared, but, maybe you too should use as a maintence cream.
Hope this helps.

Kathae
Kathae 2011-08-23 19:43:27 -0500 Report

Go to a website called Terrasil. The creams are wonderful and clear up most rashes instantly. I got a rash from premarin vaginal cream, and I tried everything to get rid of it, most of which made it worse because I was allergic. I ordered this cream, and it will clear up just about anything.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-08-23 12:33:03 -0500 Report

I would rather answer from my gut, then read what the people who might actually know about this have to say! My guess is that you have set up a situation that is perfect for bacteria to grow in. Darkness and moisture are 2 of the things your body is providing. Plus, with movement you are aggravating the area, making it ripe for abrasions and creating the opportunity for open sores. My suggestions are as follows: When you shower, be sure to use a little soap on a wash rag. "A little" is better than a lot, as it will cleanse and the rag will help remove any growth. Too much soap and the rag just glides over the area. Next, after you are dried, use a hair dryer to complete the drying in the affected area. I don't know if an anti-fungal cream or an anti-biotic cream would work better. I would suspect that if you shower once a day, you may need to wash these areas at least one additional time per day, using a little soap, a rag, and the hair dryer. I found a hair dryer to be extremely useful when I was having a problem between my toes. Hope this helps.

DoeMoe
DoeMoe 2015-08-01 14:39:30 -0500 Report

You say you answer from the gut. I call it a good spirit. A good spirit cares about others and given ensight on how to relay information & help others with a sense of humor & simplicity. Thanks again.

DoeMoe
DoeMoe 2015-08-01 14:38:55 -0500 Report

You say you answer from the gut. I call it a good spirit. A good spirit cares about others and given ensight on how to relay information & help others with a sense of humor & simplicity. Thanks again.

Gemm
Gemm 2011-08-24 09:39:01 -0500 Report

I get this too from time to time and have found that it usually occurs when I've been in a hurry with my shower and didn't make sure that I rinsed myself off thoroughly, and/or didn't dry myself well in those problem areas - belly sag, under my breasts, underarms and groin area. When it gets really bad I will use my husband's athletes foot cream - not sure which brand he has - for a few days and that seems to take care of it.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-25 22:03:19 -0500 Report

the article I suggested recommended folding a towel and putting it into the fold of skin to keep it open and dry. You might have to change towels from time to time.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-23 13:20:07 -0500 Report

actually, Jim, the article I posted (yes I actually read them!) said it is a fungal not bacterial infection. There is a difference. and the gent I cared for sometimes had a white fuzz like growth on the top of the skin in the bottom of the skin fold.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-08-25 13:16:12 -0500 Report

AAAhhhhh…That is why I put the disclaimer at the beginning of my writing. It is so much more fun to figure the stuff out, albeit, incorrectly, than to read from the DC font of endless useful knowledge first. I am shocked that you actually read the articles first. I always thought you had this endless font of knowledge and just used the articles to back you up! I learn something new everyday.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-25 21:50:31 -0500 Report

I read all the articles, that's why I have the bit of knowledge that I do. I also read them to see if I should even include them in my replies. I reject more than I put in.

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-08-23 12:44:01 -0500 Report

The only thing I would add to what Jim has said, is after getting the area dry (1) if it is highly inflamed, use a diaper rash cream on the affected area, or (2) if it is only slightly inflamed, dust it with Gold Bond powder. Do not use scented powder.

PharmaTree
PharmaTree 2011-09-08 12:55:48 -0500 Report

I agree, diaper rash cream with zinc oxide may be best. I looked into this a little further and many website say to use a per towel or gloves when applying a zinc oxide cream to avoid excessive hand washing. Zinc oxide is water resistant and can be hard to wash away.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-08-23 12:51:49 -0500 Report

Amen to the diaper cream. I forgot about that! I would hesitate with the powder because of the sweating. I tried the powder and I end up with a paste when I sweat! :)

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-08-25 13:17:23 -0500 Report

Now that I have been publicly noodle whipped by James, I don't remember if the diaper cream is for fungal or bacteria!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-25 21:59:35 -0500 Report

The zinc oxide of the diaper creams works simply to just ease the burning. Having used zinc oxide cream on my sons' bottoms I can tell you from experience that what makes a diaper rash is neither fungal or bacterial, but was more of a chemical reaction to the ammonia in the boys' BMs, especially when they were going through a growth spurt.